DiSPU: Distributed Collaboration in Product Development (network project)

    Description

    The purpose of the project is 1) to discover the technological and organizational possibilities and professional needs related to working in virtual organizations and networks concerned with product development and production, 2) to identify "Best Practice Models" for collaboration methods and procedures. Also relevant to the project is "Best Practice" for using Information Technology in distributed product development and production in networks. The latter covers knowledge transfer from international partners and experts in the field, including the automotive industry and 3) to establish a Danish network with focus on distributed collaboration. Among other activities this network will contribute to the analyses and dissemination of future developments in the area in mention. In addition, the project will also seek to establish the basis for new projects in the field, i.e. European projects and/or national "Center-contracts". These initiatives will have a substantial element of development and experimentation. Danish companies will contribute by conducting future oriented development cases aimed at uncovering relevant problems and possibilities as well as real solutions to selected problems. External partners: Department of Product Development and Control, Technical University of Denmark, Mogens Myrup Andreasen, Knud Casper and Niels Henrik Mortensen; Department of Organization and Management, Aarhus Business School, Steen Hildebrandt; Department of Industry at Danish Technical Institute, Karsten Lumbye Jensen; Department of IT-systems development, Aarhus University, Kaj Grønbæk. Project duration: 2000 to 2002. (Kim R. Bohn, Poul H.K. Hansen, John Johansen, Jens O. Riis)
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date31/12/200331/12/2003